Hugh Akston wrote: ↑
03 Mar 2019, 01:30
I can't access the original WSJ article. Are the bankruptcies affecting crops for domestic consumption or cash crops grown for export
? And since the WSJ concludes that Putin is singlehandedly manipulating the unbelievably complex global food supply chain in order to starve the American people, I assume that means that the bankrupted farms are being seized, burned, and salted (with Black Sea salt, naturally) so that nothing can grow again.
What strawman is this?
Seriously, though. The southern border bullshit fucks with American agricultural labor supply and the tariffs fuck with American agricultural markets. It's not salting the earth, but it's pressure and disruption and, if, for a moment, we can stop pretending that we all lost our memories from two years ago, SOLVES ABSOLUTELY NO FUCKING PROBLEM THAT HAS EVER EXISTED ON THE BORDER BECAUSE IT'S ALL MADE UP.
It's written off as a campaign-stunt-cum-voter-base-ambrosia but it's designed to apply pressure to the U.S. economy.
I'd even argue the severe cruelty at the southern border is designed to provide the U.S. with its own Chechnya or Palestine, i.e. a generational animosity that will be a thorn in our side for decades. You think those people, those children, who continue to be abused are just going to forget what the men and women with guns and stars and fucking stripes on their shoulders did to them? To their families?
After all, Russia knows full well the power of a wall...
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